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< Thursday, November 12, 2020 >


All Day Angels-Murphys Rotary Shoe Drive for Soles4Souls 2020 is November 1st - 15th
Murphys, CA...Donate your gently used shoes to our annual Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty! Shoes will be cleaned, repaired and distributed to those in need domestically and internationally. Shoes are also provided to start micro-businesses, with proceeds going to purchase new shoes for children and adults wherever there is a need. Currently, Soles4Souls is distributing thousands of pairs of shoes to victims of wildfires in California and Oregon.



NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 15, DROP SHOES IN OUR BINS AT:
MARK TWAIN SCHOOL, ANGELS CAMP
HAZEL FISCHER SCHOOL, ARNOLD
AVERY MIDDLE SCHOOL, AVERY
BRET HARTE H.S., ANGELS CAMP
MURPHYS HISTORIC HOTEL
SIERRA HILLS MARKET, MURPHYS
ANGELS FOOD MARKET, ANGELS CAMP
SABRINA JULIAN INVESTMENTS, MURPHYS
COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, ANGELS CAMP
BANK OF STOCKTON, ANGELS CAMP
JIM BAILEY-CU INSURANCE, ANGELS CAMP
STEVENSON WEALTH MANAGEMENT, COPPEROPOLIS
Questions? Call (209) 278-0455
All Day California State Parks and CAL FIRE Plan Prescribed Burn at Calaveras Big Trees State Park Expected
Arnold, CA...California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) plan to conduct a prescribed burn Thursday, November 12, 2020, in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. This burn is part of the series of prescription burns planned for the park this year and will be dependent on weather conditions and resources.


The work will be in the North Grove area and will cover approximately 26-acres along Group Camp Road. Active burning will occur over two days - Thursday and Friday; however, smoke will remain in the area after active firing has stopped. The unit has been prepared for broadcast burning by removing snags along the site’s perimeter, creation of handline where roads do not exist, and clearing fuels along the Group Camp Road used for a control line; allowing for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn.

Highway 4 will remain open but may experience delays due to smoke and other hazards. Group Camp Road will be closed during prescribed burn. Please obey all warning signs.

These burns are part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, enhancement of the health of the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil, and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. Forest thinning and prescribed fire restore and maintain an ecologically healthy forest system. Additional benefits of these prescribed burns include protection of the park system from wildfires.

In partnership with Save the Redwoods League, this year’s prescribed burns are funded through a grant from CAL FIRE’s California Climate Investments Program. The Giant Sequoia Forest Resilience Project is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate

Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Arnold, Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Springs, and Love Creek may experience smoke from the burning operations. Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. The department plans and coordinates these burns with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Districts in order to minimize the smoke in surrounding communities. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the department will reschedule the burn.

California State Parks and CAL FIRE are adhering to the safety protocols set by public health officials and has made accommodations to limit exposure among first responders and field crews to protect staff from COVID-19 during prescribed burns.

For questions or comments about the projects or about the prescribed burn program, contact Natural Resources Program Manager Heather Reith at (209) 728-5217.

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All Day The Trifilo Garden Center is Your Holiday & Nursery Headquarters (Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon!))
Murphys, CA..The Trifilo Garden Center is a great destination for anyone getting into the holiday spirit. Trifilo Garden Center has Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Gardening Supplies, Bulbs, Gardening Lifestyle Clothing and much, much more. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday currently and additional additional opening days are coming soon. Please practice social distancing and follow posted notices. Trifilo Garden Center is a local, family-owned business located in Murphys, California. It is a full-service nursery with a variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, indoor/outdoor plants, succulents, and more. We feature native and local plants and trees, offer a wide-variety of supplies, and provide an environment of inspiration for all types of gardeners. We welcome you for a visit.












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